Indigenous Environmental Network et al v. United States Department of State et al
ORDER: Northern Plains Resource Council et al v. Shannon et al, No. CV-17-31-GF-BMM is hereby consolidate with this action, CV-17-29-GF-BMM, for the limited purposes of briefing and scheduling, with this action designated as the lead case. SEE ORDER FOR FULL DETAILS. Signed by Judge Brian Morris on 10/4/2017. Associated Cases: 4:17-cv-00029-BMM, 4:17-cv-00031-BMM (MMS)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MONTANA
GREAT FALLS DIVISION
NETWORK and NORTH COAST
NORTHERN PLAINS RESOURCE
COUNCIL, et al.,
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT
OF STATE, et al.,
PIPELINE and TRANSCANADA
The Court ordered that each party file a statement of position for the Court’s
review regarding the consolidation of Indigenous Environmental Network, et al v.
United States Department of State, et al (4:17-cv-00029-BMM) and Northern
Plains Resource Council, et al v. Shannon, et al (4:17-cv-00031-BMM) on August
29, 2017. The Court has reviewed the parties’ statements of position and hereby
enters the following order:
1. Northern Plains Resource Council et al v. Shannon et al, No. CV 17-31 (D.
Mont., filed March 30, 2017) is hereby consolidated with this action, No.
CV 17-29-BMM (D. Mont., filed March 27, 2017), for the limited purposes
of briefing and scheduling, with this action designated as the lead case.
2. Plaintiffs in CV 17-29-BMM and Plaintiffs in CV 17-31-BMM will each
retain the right to file separate briefs and will be permitted separate time for
argument at any hearings. Likewise, Federal Defendants and DefendantIntervenors will each be permitted to file separate briefs and will be
permitted separate time for arguments.
3. A separate judgment will be entered in each suit.
DATED this 4th day of October, 2017.
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